Shoukry discuss with Wensland on the Palestinian issue
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the United Nations Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wensland, have discussed ways to advance the path of peace between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
Egyptian Foreign Office spokesman Ahmed Hafez said that the meeting had been held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, addressed the Egyptian vision and Cairo's efforts to create a climate conducive to the resumption of dialogue and to the launching of a comprehensive negotiating path based on the terms of reference of international law and the decisions of international legitimacy.
He added that the meeting also addressed the joint endeavours of Egypt with Jordan, France and Germany under the "Munich formula," and its desire to communicate between the Palestinian and Israeli sides in order to provide confidence-building measures that would allow negotiations to be launched between them.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs also reiterated Egypt's concern over the escalation of aggression in the city of Jerusalem, the need to halt violations of the Arab Islamic and Christian identity of the city and its holy sites and to change the existing historical and legal status quo.